Jason Junge and Michael Groh
University of Minnesota (USA)
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)
Bus Rapid Transit in Latin America
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has been used by a number of Latin American cities as a less capitalintensive alternative to rail. The earliest and most successful example was Curitiba, Brazil. Following that model, BRT has been implemented in a number of other cities, including Bogotá, Colombia, and Santiago, Chile, with varying degrees of success. BRT is characterized by segregated bus lanes, articulated buses, trunk and feeder routes, electronic fee payment, and contracted bus service.